I know my strengths and I know my weaknesses. One of my weaknesses is a lack of desire to cook if I've had a rotten day. Hence my want to craft something in the kitchen lies solely on the day I'm having and the time I can allot to trying out a new recipe. When I feel rushed, I get flustered and let's just say that's not good for anyone.
I'll keep this short and sweet. Because that's what this recipe is. Barely any prep and delicious results. Truth is, Fall always coaxes me back into the kitchen because there's nothing cozier than a homemade batch of chili, the smell of a crockpot or the delicious aroma of apples and cinnamon.
Consider this the easiest ingredient list you've ever laid eyes on:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plain yogurt ( I use Dannon )
- 1 large egg
- 6 cooking apples, like Granny Smith, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
- Canola Oil for Frying
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Imagine a flaky, crispy warm apple with a soft center sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Sensory explosion. Delicious? Indeed!
Here is the recipe:
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl whisk together yogurt and 1 egg; whisk until well combined.
- Whisk yogurt mixture into flour mixture; set aside.
- Slice apples and using a round small cookie cutter, or a knife, cut “rings” out of the middle of the apple slices.
- In a large deep skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat to 375 degrees.
- Dip the apple rings in the batter then place in the skillet and cook in batches, 1 to 2 minutes per slice, or until golden, turning once to cook the other side.
- In a bowl or plate combine sugar and cinnamon; mix well.
- Sprinkle sugar mixture over the apple rings while still hot.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
(recipe courtesy Diethood)